The Abia State chapter of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, says that it will welcome persons who are willing to address Abia people’s yearnings into their party and contest elective positions in 2023.
According to the Abia State Chairman of APGA, Reverend Augustine Ehiemere, while speaking with newsmen in Umuahia, the state capital yesterday, said the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, will run an open-door policy for all members, but internal democracy must be observed and followed in selecting the candidates of the party in the forthcoming 2023 elections.
Reverend Ehiemere further commended the national chairman of the party, Ozomkpu Victor Ike Okoye, for his transparency and resolve to ensure that there is fairness and diligent observance of internal democracy in choosing the party’s candidate in the just concluded Anambra election and his further resolve to follow same for the selection of APGA candidates at all levels come 2023.
He disclosed that four governorship aspirants have so far indicated their interest to use the party’s platform to run for the 2023 general elections in the state and hope to receive other major aspirants as the day unfolds.
Two of the aspirants, according to him, are from the major political parties in the state, while the other two aspirants are technocrats from the diaspora.
He stressed that the overall interest of the people of Abia State supersedes every individual or personal ambition or interest, noting that there is no sacred cow in its fold.
The party’s leadership further warned that it shall not condone any act of indiscipline from its members, no matter how highly placed the person may be.
Reverend Ehiemere encouraged prospective members to visit the Secretariat at Plot 128 Aguiyi Ironsi Layout, Umuahia, the state capital, adding that the need to salvage Abia State from its present state of underdevelopment cannot be over emphasized.